Concerto Competition

The 2023 Annual Concerto Competition is for YSDP members who play String, Wind, Brass, and Percussion.

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023

Location: In-person at Wentz Concert Hall

Address: http://171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

Application Due Date: Friday, January 27, 2023

Dress Code: Concert Attire

Click HERE to register for the Annual Concert Competition

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The competition is evaluated by independent judges and it is a proud tradition of featuring YSDP players who are the Chicagoland area’s finest young artists. Contestants provided their performance video, music, and optional accompanists. Thank you, participants, for your hard work and beautiful performances! The first-place winners will be presented with monetary rewards and perform at one of the upcoming concerts with careful consideration of their pieces and concert venue. 

The competition schedule usually fills up fast and we are accepting applications first come first accepted basis.  The time will be assigned upon receipt of the completed application and the payment.

Before registration – Please email your music to and get approval.

Your music must be a PDF file consisting of all pages. Please do not submit each page.

The 1st place winners for the year 2022 are to wait a year before can compete again.